Setup

Desktop

Hardware

I initially built this desktop as a replacement for my laptop, but I quickly realized that macOS is pretty essential for many of my workflows (WSL is nice, but I prefer a deeper integration with the OS). After a few months as a hackintosh, I installed Ubuntu, which now acts as its primary OS. This computer has become my daily driver for development work and playing games.

desktop stats print

  • OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel i5-7500 3.4Ghz Quad-Core
  • Motherboard: MSI Z270 SLI PLUS LGA1151
  • RAM: Team Dark 16GB DDR4-2400
  • Storage:
    • Samsung 960 EVO 250GB m.2 (Windows boot drive)
    • WD 500GB Blue SATAIII SSD (Ubuntu boot drive)
    • Seagate 2TB HDD
    • Seagate 2TB FireCuda SHDD
    • Leftover 500GB HDD from my PS4
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 770 2Gb
  • Power Supply: EVGA NEX 650W
  • Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (White)
  • Monitor: Dell U2415h (24”, 1920x1200)
  • Keyboard: Apple Magic Keyboard
  • Mouse: Logitech MX Master 2S
  • Headphones: Sennheiser HD595

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Software

Code/Work

sublime text setup on ubuntu

I use Sublime Text for pretty much everything writing related. I occasionally use vim when sshing into a server, but I still prefer a GUI-based text editor for daily usage. I use the following extensions with it:

  • Theme: Spacegray
  • Color Scheme: Mariana
  • Extensions:
    • MarkdownEditing
    • JavaScript Completions
    • SideBarEnhancements
    • ColorPicker
    • Autoprefixer

I use Firefox as my primary browser, with Chromium as my secondary/work browser. I like keeping my personal life on one with work on the other, since that allows me to mentally switch modes easier than if everything was in one profile.

Media

  • mpv
  • Spotify (reluctantly)
  • RhythmBox

Laptop

I use this laptop much less than I used to, mostly due to performance and battery life issues. While I love macOS, this computer is definitely near the end of its life.

laptop stats print

  • 15” Macbook Pro with Retina Display (Late 2013)
  • Intel i7 2.7Ghz Quad-Core
  • 16GB RAM
  • 250Gb SSD
  • NVidia 650M

Phone

phone screenshot as of july 2018

I have an iPhone 6S (white, 128gb) that I bought at launch and don’t see myself getting rid of any time soon. The battery life isn’t amazing, but it gets the job done (and still has a headphone jack!).

Software

Utility

  • Things
    • Perfect to-do app
  • 1Password
  • OTP Auth
    • 2FA client
  • 1Writer
  • Halide
    • camera app with manual controls and RAW support
  • Hello Weather
  • Pinner
    • pinboard client

Social

  • Tweetbot
  • Discord

Media

  • Doppler
    • fantastic music player app
    • allows you to just drag files in from a browser, or import directly from safari
  • Overcast
    • saved over 24 hours with smart speed
  • Reeder
  • Apple Books
  • nPlayer
    • all-purpose video player with network support
  • ComicGlass
    • extremely utilitarian function-over-form manga/comic reader